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Agents Seeking Submissions

August 31, 2016

Finding an agent who is looking for submissions is sometimes like looking for a needle in a haystack. Agents often quit or shift from one publishing house to another. Personally, I don’t think I’d want to be an agent. Their job can’t be easy. I self-published my first novel, but plan to use an agent for the next one–if I ever finish it. This list arrived in my email last week and another one arrived the other day. I wish you the best of luck in your search. This ‘Guide to Literary Agents’ is by Chuck Sambuchino. You might want to follow him. His articles are always full of helpful writing advice. ~ Connie

Good luck querying!

Shannon Powers of McIntosh & Otis, Inc.
She is seeking: Shannon is interested in representing a range of both adult and children’s genres. Above all, she looks for projects with a strong hook, smart plotting, memorable characters, and an addictive voice. She is open to both lighter projects and projects with a darker edge. For adult, her reading interests include literary fiction, mystery, horror, popular history, and romance. In YA and middle grade, she is searching for mysteries and thrillers with high emotional stakes, projects with romantic elements (whether fun or angsty), horror, light sci-fi or fantasy, and contemporary with a unique premise.

8 Literary Agents Seeking Graphic Novels NOW
Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time. So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of summer 2016. This list is for graphic novels . All the agents listed below personally confirmed to me as of July 2016 that they are actively seeking graphic novel submissions NOW. Some gave personal notes about their tastes while some did not. Good luck querying!

Tamar Rydzinski (Laura Dail Literary)
How to Submit : Send a query to queries [at] ldlainc [dot] com. Put “Query for Tamar: [Title]” in the subject line. In the query, include publisher submission history and previous publishing credits, if applicable. (If you are a debut author, do not worry.) After your query letter, paste the first 5-10 pages of your novel into the body of the e-mail. No attachments. Pasting a synopsis is also fine, but not mandatory.

Veronica Park (Corvisiero Literary)
Notes: “I would love some MG/YA graphic novels, or even just graphic artists who are interested in collaborating on a graphic novel with another author.”
How to Submit : Please query Veronica Park by e-mailing query [@] corvisieroagency.com and putting “Attn: Veronica Park – Query – [BOOK TITLE]” in the subject line. She prefers to see your query letter, synopsis and 15-20 page sample pasted into the body of the e-mail. For bonus points, include links to your social media profiles in your e-mail signature, and a brief description of your writing career goals.

See the entire list of graphic novels here.

5 Literary Agents Seeking Steampunk NOW
Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time. So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of summer 2016. This list is for steampunk. All the agents listed below personally confirmed to me as of July 2016 that they are actively seeking steampunk submissions NOW. Some gave personal notes about their tastes while some did not. Good luck querying!

Lydia Moëd (The Rights Factory)
Notes : “I’m open to adult and YA submissions. I like my steampunk heavy on the punk, and I’m mostly looking for steampunk set in places other than Britain or a Britain-analogue.”
How to Submit: Send queries to lydia [@] therightsfactory.com.

Cate Hart (Corvisiero Agency)
Notes: “Currently I am interested in finding adult steampunk, but I am open to YA and MG as well. I am always open to diverse characters from diverse authors and welcome more unique settings outside of Victorian London.”
How to Submit : Cate prefers you attach your 1-2 page synopsis and the first five pages of your manuscript as a separate Word doc. Send queries to cate [@] corvisieroagency.com.

See the list of all 5 steampunk agents here.

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